1989 Yamaha YSR50 With RM80 Engine

SOLD FOR: $2,450

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 25, 2023

Winner: f***********3

Winning Bid: $2,200
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,450

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Please Note: This bike is being relisted due to a non-paying bidder. That bidder has been banned from participating in future auctions, and Iconic sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The Yamaha YSR50 was the most common of the rare 50cc sportbikes that came from Japan in the late 80s and early 90s. An instant classic, the YSR50 was always street legal and always seems to put a smile on the face of riders and spectators.

Built to look like a mini RZ500, the YSR50 also featured mini performance. The 49.3cc two-stroke engine was capable of pushing the bike up to 38 miles per hour, but companies like Team Calamari have been making stock performance numbers useless with years of aftermarket parts and performance modifications if you are so inclined.

This example is VIN: JYA2RRA09LA043604.

The odometer shows 3,254 kilometers (2,021 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us flush the fuel tank, replace the throttle cable, clean the carb, and detail the bike. Yonni and Alex did the work, they note the following in their condition report:
Fuel Tank: Not Good
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2020
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 80%
Tire Pressure – Front: 34PSI; Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life – Front: +50%; Rear: -50%
Kill Switch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Test Run: Engine Runs Great (On Bench), No leaks

Additionally, they found:
– Fuel tank rotted through
– Engine swap, welded in frame
– Wrong rear tire size
– No ignition
– Rattle-can tank + frame
– RH switch housing loose
– Throttle cable not ideal

Suzuki RM80 engine.

Aftermarket expansion chamber.

Aftermarket exhaust.

Zero Gravity windscreen.

Aftermarket tail cover.

Tail tidy.

Turn signal delete.

Zero Gravity windscreen.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop 5A-01 with date codes of 4620 and 1820.

The sale includes two keys.

Extras: This example includes an extra front fairing, and replacement headlight bulbs.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a bill of sale only. Have any YSR50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California










Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 5

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: f***********3

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
f***********3 May 20, 2023 7:58 pm PDT $2,200
w******s May 20, 2023 4:38 pm PDT $2,100
c*****s May 19, 2023 11:28 am PDT $2,000 Auto
i***n May 19, 2023 11:28 am PDT $1,900
c*****s May 18, 2023 11:24 am PDT $1,800 Reserve
Auction started May 18, 2023 10:51 am PDT
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Please note:

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